PRESS RELEASE - Jun 07 2012 | Press Contacts
Jakarta, 7 June 2012
Telkomsel as part of Telkom Group welcomes a new cross-device game platform cooperation between the parent company Telkom Group and Antix Labs, an innovative game technology company from the United Kingdom.
Gideon Edie Purnomo, VP Channel Management Telkomsel said, “Telkomsel is raising the bar for games services in Indonesia through increasing network capacity. By deploying the Antix Game Player, we are ensuring that consumers can share and play high-caliber games both when in close proximity with their friends and when communicating via the best network in Indonesia.”
Telkom Group and Antix Labs have solidified plans to launch its new cross-device game platform using the Antix Game Player across both its Telkomsel (GSM) and Flexi (CDMA) networks as it deploys a new generation of games services across the country. Telkom Group has the exclusive Indonesian operator rights to use the Antix Game Player and first deployments will begin in June2012.
As part of the program, SpeedUp (MLW Telecom, business partner of both Telkom Group and Antix) is preloading the Antix Game Player and a selection of games on a variety of devices utilizing its Studio9 service. Studio9 is a one-stop-shop for contents and applications integrated on to SpeedUp Broadband and initial products cover both mini-set top boxes and tablets. Rahmad Widjaja Sakti, Director of Product & Marketing of MLW Telecom says, “We see the kind of innovation and differentiation delivered by the Antix Game Player as relevant and important for today's multi-device lifestyle and the future of the gaming business. We endorse Antix’s view that consumers ‘Love to Share’ and we are delighted to be collaborating with Telkom Group to bring this vision to life in Indonesia across screens both in the home and on the move.”
The Telkom Group is committed to providing convenient and high-quality gaming across its entire customer base. Telkom is exploiting the Antix Game Player’s capability to “make social games more social” emphasizing the natural relationship between friends and colleagues, allowing them to distribute games, challenge one another, and play together even when not connected to the operator’s network (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth). All of these features work seamlessly between phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and other connected devices despite their otherwise incompatible software platforms.
Francis Charig, Chief Executive of Antix Labs commented, “Indonesia has one of the world’s most dynamic economies and we’re excited to be involved with Telkom, the largest telecommunications services company in the country with more than 100 million subscribers. With an exciting product roadmap we are confident that we can support Telkom enable important differentiated capabilities for consumers for the foreseeable future.”
Francis Charig also commented that Antix opens significant international distribution channels to the Indonesian game development community.
“Telkomsel has a strong commitment to help our local games developers and believes that the Antix Game Player can help us achieve many of our goals,” added Gideon Edie Purnomo.
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Telkomsel menggelar 44.000 BTS yang menjangkau sekitar 97% wilayah populasi di Indonesia. Sebagai operator selular nomor 7 terbesar di dunia dalam hal jumlah pelanggan, Telkomsel merupakan pemimpin pasar industri telekomunikasi di Indonesia yang kini dipercaya melayani lebih dari 100 juta pelanggan. Dalam upaya memandu perkembangan industri telekomunikasi selular di Indonesia memasuki era baru layanan mobile broadband, Telkomsel secara konsisten mengimplementasikan roadmap teknologi 3G, HSDPA, HSPA+, serta uji coba teknologi Long Term Evolution (LTE). Kini Telkomsel mengembangkan jaringan broadband di 40 kota besar di Indonesia.
Antix has developed the Antix Game Player incorporating a consumer-focused distribution file format and service that makes games even more viral than music and video whilst still protecting the rights and the revenues of the developers. It enables consumers to copy, share, challenge and play with others not only via a service provider’s network but also off-network by means of wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct. Antix connects consumers across feature phones and smartphones, tablets, TVs, set top boxes, PCs and other devices even when a provider’s network is inaccessible, intermittent, slow or full as is the reality in home and on mobile across most of the world. The company offers the Game Player, corresponding tools, certification mechanism, optional white-label store and an optional game warehouse necessary to deploy a complete service offering. The Antix Game Service is being used as a core gaming component by major operators, broadcasters, device manufacturers and retailers across the globe. Headquartered in the Reading Enterprise Centre in Reading, England and with offices in America and Asia, Antix was founded by Francis Charig, its current Chief Executive and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
Established in 2005, PT MLW Telecom, through its brand, “SpeedUp” is a local company in Indonesia that provides both hardware and software technology primarily for the Telecommunications Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) market. It presents “SpeedUp” as its hardware brand (SpeedUp Broadband, SpeedUp Pad and SpeedUp TV) and “Studio9” as its software brand that provides cloud-based digital content/applications stores (Studio Music, Studio Games, Studio Magz, Studio Books, Studio Social, Studio News). Through these stores and the SpeedUp Apps Store for SpeedUp Devices, users have access to more than half a million pieces of content/applications.
MLW Telecom has built strong strategic alliances with leading technology companies, leading telecom providers (broadband and 3G/4G) and major publishers and applications developers. MLW Telecom’s distribution channel includes over 1,000 retail shops; more than 20 locations of after-sales services are also available to accommodate the needs of its customers. For more information, visit www.mlwtelecom.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ricardo Indra – GM Corporate Communications Telkomsel
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